so I’ve finally given in to my inner middle school self and dived face-first back into playing video games 

and I am playing Mass Effect and Garrus has already endeared himself to me with his itsy bitsy cowboy cop face 

I am so predictable 

09:07 pm, by vaguely-concerned

thesmilingfish:

ita-dicimus-omnes:

thesmilingfish:

rachaeljurassic:

So, how did they keep these clean?

There are millions of windows in Atlantis and, whenever somebody looked through them, I saw no signs of the water stains I currently see adorning my recently washed windows.

As I completed this onerous task I wondered…

There don’t seem to be any windows at SGC, probably not many at Area 51, and Antarctica, well I don’t fancy that job even if there are any.

So, who has clearance? Are there Airforce window cleaners? Or did they put out an ad, ‘Window washers wanted, must like adventure, travel and preferably have no links to Earth’?

Did they have to be multi-taskers? Window washers who were crack shots with P90s or have the ability to solve quadratic equations or broker trade deals?

Why did we never see these people? There had to be rather a lot of them.

I’m glad I’m not the only person who thinks about stuff like this. Not window washing per se, but the logistics of running Atlantis. The original group of explorers who were chosen to come had to include more than just soldiers and scientists but quite a few support staff.  I have a feeling that there’s a lot of multi-tasking going on. Peter Grodin, for example always struck me as part admin staff and part scientific staff. I’d assume that the kitchen staff are all military and that almost all of the clean up, after the initial ‘get these 10,000 year old dead plants out of the hallways please’, is a military staff chore. KP is a thing in all branches right? 

Actually, I can’t  see too many of the Marines complaining about washing windows from the outside. A lot of them don’t seem to have balconies so there’s lots of repelling and other feats of daring do, before the buckets are lowered down and they have to get down to the suds and scrubbing.

Now I want a fic darn it. See what you’ve done!

Don’t you think, though, that the Ancients would have actually made those windows self-cleaning or something? I can’t see them bothering with these kinds of issues.

Maybe that’s one of the reasons they built the replicators…

Oh, that’s an awful thought. Forget I said that.

well maybe not the replicators themselves but god knows there doesn’t seem to be a single thing they haven’t thought to use nanites for… magical ancient self-cleaning glass with inlaid nanites?

  08:49 pm, reblogged  by vaguely-concerned 61

BioShock Infinite - The Other Door

Sometimes when he dreams he’s someone else; a different man who is still somehow him. They’re strange dreams, far more elaborate and fantastical than most things that pass through his brain on their own, the details minute and interwoven like tiny pieces of clockwork coming together to set big things in motion.  

They’re things like: standing in a high place, the wind ruffling through his hair, a sharp white light stinging his eyes as, far away, there’s a cry as if from some giant bird. A city held aloft by something intangible deep in the fabric of the world, clouds passing by beneath it like some desolate ever-shifting landscape. Banners the color of arterial blood flapping in the wind, shrouding buildings constructed on the death and broken bones of dark men and women with no hope in their eyes.

Things like: the familiar feeling of still-warm blood slicking his forearms and knowing there’s someone else there, someone who is watching him. Standing on the wrong side of a locked door, knowing that whatever he set out to do, he just failed. A soft slender hand slipping out of his grasp. Snow in July.

Things like: he can’t find Anna anywhere.

———-

“Heads or tails,” says the girl, coin resting across her pale knuckles.

He says: “Does it matter?”

She says: “Everything matters to someone somewhere, Booker. Heads or tails? Bird or cage?”

He says: “Does it matter?”

She tips her head on one side: “Would it matter to you if it matters?”

He says: “Yes.”

“Then it does.”

———-

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03:50 pm, by vaguely-concerned 9

For the people who want to watch Century Hotel!

Okay so THIS is the sockshare.com link, which is the version that worked best for me, and THIS is the movie’s page on primewire (previously letmewatchthis) in case that link gets taken down/something else works better for you.

Go forth and enjoy DHew’s naked ass! Also please make a gifset of the scene with the Chinese gangsters and the blindfold and guh, because that needs to be on my blog and I don’t know how to gif. 

01:51 pm, by vaguely-concerned 13

DAVID HEWLETT; ADVENTURES IN HILARIFYING COSTUME DESIGN

kobriena:

vaguely-concerned:

Psst: this post is not going to involve any of Rodney McKay’s amazingly unflattering brown-on-brown outfits, because to quote mizufae: “This is a man who presumably experienced his most formative (fashion-wise) tween years on a university campus with minimal parental supervision in the 80s. Chew on that.

which I find totally hilarious and in-character. It does seem to be somewhat of a running theme in his filmography, though. In more-or-less escalating order of terribleness:

AND NEVER LET HER GO

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The leather vest/black and white paisley combo that started it all

This movie is literally about stalking and murder and I laughed all the way through it because of this fabulousness

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The supremely ill-fitting leather jacket he wears over the leather vest/paisley outfit + bonus DHew-looks-pretty-when-he-cries  

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It was the nineties okay

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This windbreaker won my private ugly-off with Mark Harmon’s windbreaker on account of being signal yellow and proud of it - still supremely unflattering on any human being though

FOOLPROOF

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He is literally hugging melons to his chest and I can’t even get excited because his glasses are so fugly 

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Ugh someone please delete his movie off the internet so I will never have to see that shapeless sweater again

CENTURY HOTEL

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Okay so this movie is actually awesome enough that I didn’t even NOTICE that tie before two thirds through the second rewatch

I mean all the costume design in this movie is amazing except whatever the fuck that tie is IS DHEW CURSED?

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Can never understand why they seem to always put him in so many layers.  He’s not a Winchester, knock it off.  He’s got amazing shoulders and arms, show them off.

I actually like the tie from Century Hotel, but then I like the forties look.  Just wish I could actually see the movie.

Hey hey hey if you’re not morally averse to a bit of /mildly/ illegal streaming I could provide you a link? Century Hotel is a rare glimmer of gold in DHew’s career, I’d like it to be distributed widely so people can make more gifs of his gloriously naked ass :D apart from the tie I am all about that outfit too. 

(couldn’t find your askbox so I hope you see this :) )

10:14 am, reblogged  by vaguely-concerned 24

peeveepeevee replied to your post “DAVID HEWLETT; ADVENTURES IN HILARIFYING COSTUME DESIGN”

Thank you for suffering through such terrible sartorial choices for the greater good! :D

You’re very welcome! :) I try to use my ability to sit through even the most horrendous cinematographic travesty for a glimpse of DHew’s naked ass (alternately nipples or shoulders) for good. 

07:47 pm, by vaguely-concerned 1

silversora:

If a dead ancestor doesn’t appear in the sky to stop me, it can’t be that bad of a decision

unless death brings on a wholesale change of personality, I think it’s safe to assume that any member of my family would just be side-eyeing me silently but disapprovingly from behind a cloud just to come out after I fucked up to tell me ‘I told you so’

04:17 pm, reblogged  by vaguely-concerned 194778

DAVID HEWLETT; ADVENTURES IN HILARIFYING COSTUME DESIGN

Psst: this post is not going to involve any of Rodney McKay’s amazingly unflattering brown-on-brown outfits, because to quote mizufae: “This is a man who presumably experienced his most formative (fashion-wise) tween years on a university campus with minimal parental supervision in the 80s. Chew on that.

which I find totally hilarious and in-character. It does seem to be somewhat of a running theme in his filmography, though. In more-or-less escalating order of terribleness:

AND NEVER LET HER GO

image 

The leather vest/black and white paisley combo that started it all

This movie is literally about stalking and murder and I laughed all the way through it because of this fabulousness

  image

The supremely ill-fitting leather jacket he wears over the leather vest/paisley outfit + bonus DHew-looks-pretty-when-he-cries  

image

It was the nineties okay

image

This windbreaker won my private ugly-off with Mark Harmon’s windbreaker on account of being signal yellow and proud of it - still supremely unflattering on any human being though

FOOLPROOF

image

He is literally hugging melons to his chest and I can’t even get excited because his glasses are so fugly 

image

Ugh someone please delete his movie off the internet so I will never have to see that shapeless sweater again

CENTURY HOTEL

image

Okay so this movie is actually awesome enough that I didn’t even NOTICE that tie before two thirds through the second rewatch

I mean all the costume design in this movie is amazing except whatever the fuck that tie is IS DHEW CURSED?

 

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11:21 pm, by vaguely-concerned 24

When did JFlan tell Mallozzi to go fuck himself? Because that sounds brilliant and I never heard about that! (It's not that I don't think Mallozzi ever did anything good, but he did a bunch of dumb shit too, OMG.)


Well, I only ever saw the aftermath so I am not really an expert on this, but JFlan was basically very very unsubtle about suggesting that a) ‘Whispers’ is a shitty, out-of-the-blue misogynistic ep (John Sheppard doesn’t know he has an all-female team under his command and then treats them horribly???) b) season 5 as a whole is absolute shit, c) they threw away a show in the peak of success, just as it had the chance to get interesting, for an awful BSG-expy misogynist nightmare (I mean SGU, for the people who are fortunate enough not to have tried it - I’m sorry if you liked it, and this is just my personal opinion but I hated every minute of that. my BFF once told me he prefers it over SG-1 and SGA (having watched no more than one ep of either, I feel compelled to add) and I almost banished him from my life forever, I feel strongly about this) 

People who were actually there, your input is more than welcome because I don’t actually know a lot about this but this is my tl;dr

09:26 pm, question from bomberqueen17, answered by vaguely-concerned 3

so I’m a little bit tipsy and working on the ‘David Hewlett; adventures in hilarifying costume design’ post

gird your loins, you guys

08:46 pm, by vaguely-concerned 2